Tom Robinson was a black man who got accused of raping a white girl. The only reason he got accused no white man did because he was a different color than everyone who was against him. Also, the whole jurors were white while he was the only black man in the courtroom. “...The evil assumption-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral, that all Negroes men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associate with minds of their caliber.” Every negro did not have the same rights as a white man. The whites had a higher advantage, and everyone always took the side of the white man no matter what the situation is.
Because of white supremacy, unfairness in the courtroom, and the way people are treated because of their skin color, a leading theme of To Kill a Mockingbird is power and corruption. As soon as Tom Robinson enters the courtroom the case is basically over, all because of his skin color. In the 1930’s you could get away with anything against a person of color, as long as you were a white person. "I got somethin ' to say an ' then I ain 't gonna say no more. That nigger yonder took advantage of me an ' if you fine fancy gentlemen don 't wanta do nothin ' about it then you 're all yellow stinkin ' cowards, stinkin ' cowards, the lot of you.
Police believes they don’t have to respect people of color ,and think it 's okay to mistreat them instead.The officers been discriminating people of color because they assume every african american are criminal and bad.They harass people of color just to make them feel intimidate. The police kill innocent black people and don 't get charged guilty at all.There’s three side of people which is the people who get affected by it, the people who overlooks it, and the people who just don 't care. The police treat people of color differently than whites. It 's like the Jim Crow Law is happening all over again. Police would rather mistreat people of color instead of giving them equal opportunity when it comes to the law.
Together with his followers they tortured the young woman and assaulted her with stones before Drew broke her neck with his bare hands and decapitated her. The violence continued even after this, Drew did things to her headless corpse that are too disturbing to chronicle here but whatever you’re thinking I assure you, it was far worse. In 1981 he was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole. 5 Teen Murder Spree Tumblr.com Natasha Cornett had a troubled childhood. She suffered from severe bipolar disorder and anorexia and to make matters worse her parents had limited health insurance.
No jury in this part of the world 's going to say 'We think you 're guilty, but not very ' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing" (Lee 219). After reading this in the novel the quote really shows that if a white man and a black man both commit the same crime almost a certain chance the black man will get accused wrongly first before the white man will ever be. This quote changed the point of view on many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird. It changed the view of Tom Robinson
I think that black lives matter too because everybody is important and should get treated the same way and just because one black person does something doesn't mean all black people are bad people. Like if a black person robs a store or something people think that all black people are that way but we aren't because there are some people that rob stores and commit crimes too that aren't black. That's why i think that people are making such a big deal about it and especially the things that happened in the past that's what really makes it bad like if none of that happened then it probably wouldn't be such a big deal about whenever black people get shot by a white person or something. And people think we run from the cops because we did something bad. No that's not everybody's reason the real reason is because they might be scared that they are gonna get there life taken away for no reason or they gonna get shot or something.
Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are and should be respected in what their beliefs are. Furthermore, when dealing with race a black man or woman understands that there is this separation because of skin color. This isn’t a physical separation, rather a separation in the mind. This separation in the mind is a serious issue that many are blind too. Over centuries this separation was created instead of getting rid of this separation and not labeling a person by the color of their skin.
The shooter who was later identify as Glenn Patrick was charged for involuntary manslaughter and was put in jail for one year along with fines and probation. This incident caused the governor of Georgia to prohibit any concealed weapons in the tourist attractions (“Coroner identifies Texas woman” internet). Another example of a shooting accident, happened in Erath County, Texas a 25 years old Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh killed the American Sniper Chris Kyle at the Lodge
When Paul starts to get confused on how Luis’s death was caused, he researched the situation and realized that, “Luis had been killed by Arthur Bauer on Tuesday, but it had taken six days for him to die. That shot from the blackjack had been just as deadly to Luis as a shot from a gun” (247). This affected Paul since Luis was not only a friend of Paul, but somebody Paul looked up at. When Luis confronted Arthur and Erik to speak up for Tino whom Erik had punched, he said, “You would smack a little kid in the face, right? Why don’t you come over here and try to smack me?” (211).
Tom Robinson was later sentenced guilty and only because of the racism in the town, which is completely unfair in society and the only one that really seems to recognize it is Atticus. He tried escaping prison for something he is innocent for and in return gets shot Seventeen times. Most of these people's beliefs have been passed down, and learned a certain way, so that is how it also relates to that
As I have stated already, the main reasons were that they [Klu-Klux-Klan] were killing and brutally murdering black politicians, or even, any random citizen who was either for the “Reconstruction” . The other reason I stated was that they brought to many problems to themselves, that the “Northern Neglect” did not feel like they should be responsible for that. Tens of thousands people who live here all blame the ‘Northern Neglect” for this cause that was once beautiful. If only they would hear my argument on why I believe in what we did to them was very horrible,we were killers. They are just holding a deaf ear, but we can come to conclusion that it was our fault for this act that was once supposed to be a way to make America a land of opportunities, but instead turned it to a land of
78). The justification given to White Southerner for these murders was that when a African-American raped white women, they need to be lynched. However, the inconsistencies that wells found out were that only a third of the African-American who were murdered were accused of rape and the other who were murdered were lynched for anything with crime or no crime at all. Most of the people who were lynched were innocent people, including women, children. It does not matter even if African-American who were lynched even if they were innocent.
The facts in this case are as follows: on November 1 at 10 pm a murder of a boy was taken place in front of his apartment on 12th Street. Three suspects pulled the trigger on a nearby man who was standing, but the man was not harm. However, a boy was hit in the head by a stray bullet from a 9mm pistol died before he was able to get to the hospital. Community members blamed the murder on police. They commanded that the police should be more responsible on the issue of gun violence in the neighborhood and find the 3 suspects who murdered the boy.
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
If you by attention to the news you have heard about white officers shooting unarmed black people and getting away with by saying the magic words “I was afraid for my life”. There has been some scientific evidence that might help us understand why this is all happening. Bobby Azarian, who has a PhD in neuroscience writes in this article for alternet about “The Neuroscience Behind Why White Cops Kill Black Men”. It talks about how in 2014 a South Carolina pulled over an African American for not wearing a seatbelt. When the officer asked for ID the “young man reached under the seat for his but was shot in the leg before he could even take it out”.